Press Release Summary:
Miller Electric Mfg. LLC introduces the Weld-Mask 2, an original alternative to the traditional welding helmet, for eye and head protection. The Weld-Mask 2 is designed for operators working in tight spaces, such as ship welders and construction workers. The low-profile design is 40 percent lighter than traditional helmets and includes a large singular lens for improved visibility. The Weld-Mask 2 also allows the user to wear a hard hat, reusable respirator and safety glasses for total protection.
Original Press Release:
Miller Launches Welding Helmet Alternative for the Industrial Market
Weld-Mask™ 2 is designed to access tight spaces while maintaining compliance and productivity
Appleton, Wis. (June 5, 2018) — Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, a leading worldwide manufacturer of arc welding and safety equipment, expands upon its innovative Weld-Mask series with the introduction of Weld-Mask 2 — a first-of-its-kind alternative to traditional welding helmets for the industrial welding market. Weld-Mask 2 is engineered specifically for the unique hazards prevalent for construction and ship welders, and other operators who weld in tight, non-traditional spaces.
“By working side-by-side with our industrial customers, we got a first-hand look at their pain points and saw a need for better eye and face protection in challenging weld environments,” said Sam Harvey, product manager, Miller Head and Face Protection. “Weld-Mask 2 allows operators to access tight spaces, while not only keeping their eyes and head protected, but also with the ability to wear a hard hat, reusable respirator and safety glasses for total protection and compliance.”
Eye injuries continue to be the most common injury for welders — accounting for more than 25 percent of all welding injuries, according to Occupational Safety & Health magazine. Many factors lead to operators removing their helmets, specifically when working in tight spaces, including: overall discomfort and neck pain, the frustration of bumping their helmet on close surroundings, reduced lens reaction when welding out of position, and low-light conditions.
Weld-Mask 2 addresses many of the obstacles of welding in tight spaces:
- Low-profile design is approximately 40 percent lighter than a traditional auto-darkening welding helmet
- Large singular lens improves range of visibility
- Close-fitting, soft eye covering provides total darkness for precision welding
- Users can adapt to their environment with shades 5-13
- X-Mode™ technology continuously detects the arc even when sensors are blocked, making it ideal for out-of-position, outdoor and low-amp TIG welding
- Easily fits under a hard hat without adapters, eliminating helmet with hard hat weight and balance issues
- Flashlight accessory frees both hands for welding
Weld-Mask 2 is also designed to address compliance issues within industrial environments. The Miller LPR-100™ reusable respirator and classic safety glasses seamlessly fit under Weld-Mask 2 — ensuring the operator is fully protected without sacrificing comfort.
For more information, visit MillerWelds.com/weld-mask.
Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW). For more information, visit MillerWelds.com, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.
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